One day, while picking fruit in a remote forest settlement in Colombia, Edinora Jimenez heard a strange sound.
“I was collecting some oranges when I heard something crying,” Jimenez told the local media, “I thought it was a cat until I looked closer and saw that it was a baby girl.”
She immediately called the police and Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea arrived to investigate. Urrea noticed that the little girl was not only starving but also at a risk of hypothermia.
As a new mother herself, she knew what she had to do to save the infant’s life. She let the baby breastfeed.
“I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had,” Urrea explained. “I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances.”
An ambulance soon arrived and took the newborn baby away for treatment. According to medical reports, had Urrea not stepped in, the baby might have died. She is now safe and well.
The child was taken into the care of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF), which is looking to find an adoptive home for her.
A once doomed little girl now has a chance to live life with a loving family and it’s all thanks to Urrea who was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.